Porcine xenografts in the treatment of pressure ulcers

Ann Plast Surg. 1980 Dec;5(6):464-70. doi: 10.1097/00000637-198012000-00009.


Porcine heterografts are effective in the treatment of cutaneous ulcers as biological bandages that promote healing by: speeding the processes of granulation and epithelialization; maintaining a clean covering over the wound; reducing loss of fluid and protein; and preventing bacterial encroachment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bandages*
  • Biological Dressings*
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pressure Ulcer / physiopathology
  • Pressure Ulcer / therapy*
  • Swine
  • Wound Healing